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"In United States history, the Gilded Age is a period approximately spanning the final three decades of the nineteenth century; from the 1870s to 1900. The term was coined by writers Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner in The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), satirizing what they believed to be an era of serious social problems disguised by a thin gold gilding." Income inequality between the rich and the poor is now approximately what was during "The Gilded Age".

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Read the history of Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina and the Vanderbilt and Cecil families. North Carolina Homes, Biltmore Estate, Historic Homes, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Past, Beautiful Places, Pictures, Gilded Age

Biltmore - Visit America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt.

Visit America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt. Explore the 8,000-acre beautiful and grand estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC.

Eleanor Roosevelt's Oct Nov 1962 mother Anna Rebecca (nee Hall) Roosevelt the 'perfect' woman of the Gilded Age. When Eleanor was eight, Anna Hall-Roosevelt contracted diphtheria and died at age Roosevelt Family, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, American Presidents, Us Presidents, American History, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos

WGBH American Experience . Eleanor Roosevelt | PBS

Eleanor Roosevelt's lifetime coincided with major turning points in the social history of women in America. She was born into middle-class, Victorian society with all of its rigidity and staunch conformity. The society confined women physically, morally, and psychologically with restrictive dress and relegated them to lives of public and political inactivity. Yet by the early years of Eleanor's married life, women had begun to make great strides into the public sphere. It was along with many…

Gilded Age of New York City. Horse drawn trolley car on stone paved Bleecker Street and Broadway circa 1900 . Colorful Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Bleecker Street, Work Horses, Vintage New York, Horse Drawn, City Streets

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Cornelius III & Gladys Vanderbilt, children of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne. Alva Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Biltmore Estate, 20th Century Fashion, Fairytale Castle, Old Money, Gilded Age

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George Washington Vanderbilt’s "Marble Twins" located at 645 & 647 Fifth Avenue. 647 still exists as the Versace flagship store. 645 was demolished and the Olympic Tower occupies its space. Amazing Buildings, Old Buildings, Office Buildings, American Mansions, Soho, Marble House, Old Mansions, Luxury Mansions, Classical Architecture

The Gilded Age Era

In 1900, millionaire George Vanderbilt purchased a large lot, formerly occupied by the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, that was diagonally opposite his mansion, where he planned to erect two fine townhouses. Vanderbilt had purchased the lot in an effort to protect the area from commercial invasion, because already a developer had expressed interest in the lot as the site of his new apartment building. Millionaire George Vanderbilt Wanted The Townhouses Built So He Would Have Something Nice To…

Maude Fealy - c. 1900 - American stage and film actress who appeared in nearly every film made by Cecil B. DeMille in the post silent film era - what a beautiful lady Vintage Glamour, Vintage Beauty, Foto Portrait, I Love Cinema, Silent Film Stars, Photo Vintage, Foto Art, Belle Epoque, Vintage Pictures

Mute The Silence

viα periwinkle-forest: Maude Fealy, 1900 (1883 – 1971) American stage and film actress who appeared in nearly every film made by Cecil B. DeMille in the post silent film era.

Portrait of the Duke of Marlborough who married Consuelo Vanderbilt. She rescued his Blenheim Palace with her dowry given to her by her father, William Kissam Vanderbilt. Alva Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Charles Spencer, Blenheim Palace, Marquess, Old Money, Gilded Age, Before Us, British History

Cash for titles: The US heiresses who bought their way into British society

Back in the late 19th century, money could buy you anything if you were an American heiress – even a British title. Often the weddings were the media events of the year.

 Vanderbilt at a fancy dress ball. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, fancy dress events became more common, and costumes could be found at department stores. Alva Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Victorian Fancy Dress, Fancy Dress Ball, Gilded Age, Masquerade Ball, Silhouette, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Beauty

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William Kissam Vanderbilt and his young daughter Consuelo, outdoors ca. Alva Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Biltmore Estate, Old Money, Gilded Age, Edwardian Era, Outdoor Settings, Antique Photos, Belle Epoque

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Consuelo's mother Alva Smith Vanderbilt, a tough Southern social climber. Costumed here for a fancy-dress ball in 1883 Victorian Fancy Dress, Victorian Era, Jeanne Lanvin, Alva Vanderbilt, Fancy Dress Ball, Biltmore Estate, Suffragette, Gilded Age, Colorful Pictures

Mrs. William K. (Alva) Vanderbilt (1883), Consuelo's mother, costumed as "Venetian Renaissance Lady” for the legendary Ball that welcomed New York society to the Vanderbilt's new residence, 660 5th Ave; circumstances that earned Alva the respect of Mrs. Caroline Astor and secured the Vanderbilt's a place in the social register. NYTimes: bit.ly/1883Ball

jawsomejaba: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s studio at 898 Madison Avenue, New York. Showing central four-sided fireplace.Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany & built c. Leaded Glass, Mosaic Glass, Stained Glass, Glass Art, Connecticut, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Street House, Aesthetic Movement, Gilded Age

THE TIFFANY HOUSE

The remarkable interiors represented in this series of illustrations were all designed by Mr. Louis C. Tiffany, and are good examples...